• Publisher: GameTap
  • Release Date: Jan 15, 2007
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Cyan Worlds have brought two innovations to this game. One is the changeable world already mentioned. The other is an on-line multi-player game which actually changes with time. Put that all together and I must award an "A-" for the effort.
  2. Whether you’re a seasoned adventure gamer, an MMO player looking for a truly different experience, or you simply have an appreciation for a fully immersive gaming experience, Uru Live is worth your exploration.
  3. Jul 11, 2012
    79
    Myst Online: URU Live is not your typical massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It is unique in many, very distinct ways. I must stress one point: If combat and PvP are your primary reasons for playing MMOs then you'll want to pass this one up. There is no combat or PvP at all. Its central gameplay is puzzle based instead of combat based. Your Relto and the Ages that you visit are instanced and cannot be entered by anyone else unless you invite them. The world is one huge sandbox that you have to fully explore in order to discover clues that will lead you to the next step in a puzzle.
  4. 76
    For those that already chewed through Uru's Ages, you'll only be presented with a handful of new challenges along with the online features. As of right now, Uru Live is an empty house with an attic full of old content. Those interested may want to wait for Cyan Worlds to add the furniture before moving in.
  5. URU has promised an evolving story line that will unfold as you venture deeper into the Ages. We didn't really see it yet, though, and we have our avatar's fingers crossed that Cyan adds more features and evolves the storyline, and that more players will flock to this new breed of MMO.
  6. While Ubisoft was right in aborting its earlier incarnation--as a standalone subscription-based game, it would've bombed--Myst Online is a fantastic fit for Gametap.com, letting you drop in for brief visits without feeling like you have to linger. [July 2007, p.60]
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 18, 2013
    10
    This game has pretty much the best map design I've ever seen in a game, and it's completely free-to-play, what makes it even better. If you like rather slow and thoughtful puzzle games, this is the way to go! Full Review »
  2. MysenS.
    Mar 6, 2007
    9
    This game is simply amazing. Even though it's practicly only available on Gametap, it's still quite an awesome recipe in the mix. Although still buggy and can get boring when you've explored the new stuff, the game is vastly amazing. Huge worlds, challenging puzzles, and dazzling designs. So Cyan Worlds, keep up the great work. The game is showing much promise! Full Review »